Nature’s brightest colors take center stage on the menu of Boston’s newest juice bar, which opens Tuesday, August 14. Carrot Flower (703 Centre St., Jamaica Plain) runs through the full color spectrum with its smoothie bowls and juices.
Founders and childhood friends Audrey White and Cheri Clarkin were driven to open Carrot Flower by a desire to bring quick, healthy, low-carb food options to their neighborhood. White, who has had Type 1 diabetes since childhood, has been making smoothies and juices for her diet since 2007. White and Clarkin (formerly general manager at Myers + Chang and an alumna of KO Pies, 75 Chestnut, and Cunard Tavern) will unveil the full menu of Carrot Flower’s fruit- and vegetable-filled offerings on Tuesday.
“Our mission is to provide light, healthy food and drinks in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere that reflects the artistic, multicultural, and progressive vibe of Jamaica Plain,” Carrot Flower’s Facebook page reads. “Our goal is for our customers to leave feeling happier and healthier than when they came in.”
In addition to juices, Carrot Flower is serving dairy-free smoothies and bowls with customizable toppings like cacao nibs, goji berries, and nut butters. The juice bar is making its own cashew milk in plain, chocolate, and mocha flavors. The menu isn’t all drinkable — there are also overnight oats, dairy- and gluten-free soups, toasts with avocado and nut butter, and hummus, among other items.
Carrot Flower joins the newly opened Juicygreens (61 South St.) in serving juice and more to the residents of Jamaica Plain — and it’s part of a larger multi-year trend of juice bar openings around the Boston area. It will initially operate Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but the hours may eventually expand (7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.).